Alrosa Developing Synthetics Screening Technology

14/10/2015 21:08

JCK reports that according to Alrosa's President, Andrey Zharkov, who spoke at the World Diamond Council in Moscow earlier this week, Alrosa is investing in research and development of synthetic screening technology. Zharkov said the company is working on technology that can detect synthetic diamonds - which under Russian law are not considered to be precious stones or gems - in the most efficient manner possible. In addition Zharkov warned that the WDC should do more to protect the integrity of the product: "“There is no other market in the world where moral, ethical, and reputational aspects would have such a decisive role in the forming of demand,” he said.